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Ange Mlinko reviews
The Collected Stories of Diane Williams in The London Review of Books. David Leavitt’s
review of Christopher Castellani’s Leading Men appears in the February 24th, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rachel Khong (MFA, 2011)’s
review of three new memoirs appears in the March 3rd, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Ange Mlinko’s poem “Sleepwalking in Venice,” first published in
was chosen by Major Jackson for inclusion in The Paris Review, Best American Poetry 2019. Ange Mlinko wrote about one of her favorite poets Joseph Brodsky for
The Sewanee Review. William Logan reviewed Leonard Cohen’s
The Flame in the New York Times Book Review. Ange Mlinko judged
Yale’s 2019 Bollingen Prize for Poetry. Michael Hofmann will be delivering the
Clarendon Lectures at Oxford under the title “Messing Around in Boats – Ranier Maria Rilke, Arthur Rimbaud, Eugenio Montale, and Karen Solie.” David Leavitt and Camille Bordas will teach at the
Disquiet International Literary Program in June 2019. Ange Mlinko reviewed
Hey, Marfa by Jeffrey Yang and Baby, I Don’t Care by Chelsea Minnis in The New York Review of Books. Alumnus Eric Smith (Poetry, ’09) has become the new managing editor of the
Sewanee Review. Alumnus Aaron Thier published
an article about Denis Johnson on Lit Hub. Michael Hofmann served on the jury for the 2018
Man Booker International Prize. Hai-Dang Phan’s (Poetry, ’13) debut collection of poems and translations,
will be published this February by Sarabande Books. Reenactments, Jacob Guajardo’s “What Got Into Us,” originally published in
, was selected by Roxane Gay for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Passages North . Best American Short Stories Ange Mlinko taught at Breadloaf and published poems and essays in
Poetry, The New York Review of Books, The London Review of Books, and elsewhere. Erick Verran (Poetry, ’21) published an article in the
Virginia Woolf Miscellany.
includes work by Erick Verran (Poetry, ’21), and alumni John Moran, Elliot Reed, and Aaron Thier. Little Star 7 In October, David Leavitt traveled to Buenos Aires to take part in the
Festival Internacional de Literatura Filba. MFA@FLA Softball Team Dominates Another Season. The team went 47-0 this season, racking up wins against the entomologists, the etymologists, and the Boxton Red Sox. Said first baseman, Forester McClatchey, “BLOOD! BLOOOOOD!” The team continued its thirteen-year undefeated streak, an unprecedented achievement in the world of intramural softball involving writers. Asked what the team hopes to achieve next year, shortstop Kayla Beth Moore ate a turkey leg and spewed the bones across the pitcher’s mound.
How to Behave in a Crowd has just been published in paperback. Camille’s own translation of the novel into French, Isidore et les autres , will be published in September by Inculte-Dernier Marge. Alumnus RL Goldberg’s
“The Historical Future of Trans Literature” was published in The Paris Review online. Dan Grossman (MFA 2021) wrote about Toni Morrison and Moby Dick for
Marginalia and Hemingway for Tablet Mag. David Leavitt provided (legitimate) commentary to an episode of
Ancient Aliens. Link to youtube. His commentary begins at 00:35.
Rachel Khong’s Goodbye, Vitamin won the California Book Award for Best First Novel and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum award for first fiction. David Leavitt’s story “The David Party,” was selected by Sheila Heti for inclusion in the 2018 edition of
Best American Non-Required Reading. A translation of the story into Italian appears in the September issue of Vanity Fair Italia. William Logan’s most recent poetry collection,
, published by Penguin. Rift of Light Ange Mlinko has recently published poems in
and The New York Review of Books The London Review of Books. An essay on her work appeared in The London Review of Books. Holly Beth Pratt published her story “Wild Coast” in
. NER MFA fiction alumna Christina Nichol’s essay “An Account of My Hut” has just been published in the new issue of
N+1. We are delighted to announce that Uwem Akpan and Camille Bordas will be joining our fiction faculty this fall. See the
for details. 2018 MFA@FLA Newsletter News Archive
Emma Smith-Stevens’s essay “The Sun” has been selected for inclusion in the forthcoming anthology
, edited by Roxane Gay. Not That Bad: Dispatches from the Rape Culture Sidney Wade, a recently retired professor in the MFA program, will be giving
on Friday, November 10th. a reading at Third House Books
Rachel Khong and Emma Smith-Stevens will be reading at Third House Books in Gainesville on October 27th
David Leavitt”s story, “The David Party,” has just been published in the Washington Square Review. Ange Mlinko’s essay “On Fanny Howe” appears in the October 5, 2017 issue of the
London Review of Books. Michael Hofmann’s “
” has been published in the In Hurricane Season London Review of Books blog. Benjamin Corbett’s stories “Boys” and “Doors” appear in the new issue of
, the fiction editor of which, Justin Taylor, some of you will remember from his days as an undergraduate English major here. The Literary Review
David Leavitt has an essay on Caravaggio in the September 2017 issue of Vogue Italia.
Michael Hofmann’s has an essay on Eley Williams in the September 7, 2017 issue of The London Review of Books.
Dan Chiasson’s astute and exuberant review of Ange Mlinko’s new collection of poems, Distant Mandate, appears in the latest issue of The New Yorker.
Ange Mlinko’s New Collection, Distant Mandate, has just been published by FSG. Summer 2017
Rachel Khong’s first novel, Goodbye, Vitamin, has just been published by Henry Holt & Co.
Emma Smith-Stevens’ first novel, The Australian, has just been published by Dzanc Books
Catapult has just released a new edition of Padgett Powell’s first novel Edisto
UF alumnus Justin Taylor celebrates the new edition of Padgett Powell’s Edisto in BOMB
David Leavitt in The New York Times Book Review
Chris Bachelder in The New York Times Book Review
Literary Agent Markus Hoffmann has sold Elliot Reed’s novel, A Key to Treehouse Living, to Tin House Books
In September, David Leavitt will be participating in the Pordenonelegge book festival in Pordenone, Italy
Michael Hofmann’s poem “In Western Mass” has just been published in The New Yorker The 2017 edition of the Florida Writers Festival will be held on November 3rd and 4th and will feature fiction writers Rachel Cusk and Lydia Davis and poets Lawrence Joseph and Paul Muldoon
Read Judith Thurman’s profile of Rachel Cusk in The New Yorker